Archive for November 2018

Today’s Learning Agenda Exposed

An article exploring the challenges learning and talent organizations are facing in the wake of the growing independent workforce cites MBO Partners’ State of Independence research.

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Tips for Developing and Maintaining Resilience Skills in Your Daily Life

Leaders today need to be ready to face a range of uncertain possibilities and disruptions. This is especially true for those leading their own companies or working as independent consultants, as each day brings complex and ambiguous challenges for which no easy solution exists. Sound familiar? As an independent consultant, it is essential that you…

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Independent Professionals: Who They Are and What You Should Know About Them

The independent workforce is comprised of nearly 42 million people who work as contractors, consultants, freelancers, entrepreneurs, and more. This fast-growing population includes all age ranges, genders, skill sets, and income levels, and spans many different segments of our economy from app-based commodity service like on-demand drivers, to graphic designers, government consultants, and personal finance experts. However,…

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The Weekly Independent: November 12, 2018

Staying on top of your field means staying ahead of the biggest news stories. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web. High-earning independent professionals are on the rise. Learn more about this fast-growing population and catch the latest insights from our State…

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Independent Contractor Engagement: How to Overcome Compliance Risk

Independent contractor compliance is important to be aware of whether your business is currently using or considering using independent talent. Properly managing independent contractors is quite different than maintaining a workforce of traditional employees—specific rules, laws, and tests apply, and treating an independent contractor as an employee can result in costly legal consequences. Knowing how to reduce…

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3 Reasons to Use a Written Consulting Agreement

Why You Need a Written Consulting Agreement When engaging independent contractors, it can be tempting to review the work you need done, come to an understanding, and get started as quickly as possible. However, oral agreements can be dangerous and lead to legal headaches for both your company and the independent contractor you are working with.…

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